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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Overcoming Fire Damage for Morristown Homes in All Stages

10/17/2023 (Permalink)

Soot on drywall and molding on a door way to a kitchen from a fire. If you experience fire damage in your Morristown home, call SERVPRO! We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Dry Smoke Damage Cleanup in Action

Taking immediate action to mitigate the damage is crucial when a structure fire occurs. This process can involve temporary boarding up, debris removal, and improving air quality. However, once the fire is out, the real work begins. The byproduct of fires can often be one of the most severe obstacles to overcome in returning home to preloss conditions. 

How Does Soot Become a Problem for Your Home

Dealing with fire damage in your Morristown home is no small feat. Numerous actions must begin right away. One of the biggest challenges is removing and managing soot, which can quickly spread throughout the property as dry smoke particles. Even high-porosity materials are not safe from smoke solids infiltrating their surfaces. And if that's not enough, smoke and debris can leave a thin layer on both horizontal and vertical surfaces, making cleanup even more difficult.

Removing Dry Smoke Damage

Professionals often use chemical sponges to remove residues and soil deposits to tackle dry smoke damage. These sponges are made of rubber and are designed to pull soils away from surfaces without damaging the underlying material. Dry vacuums also remove loose debris and particles, making wipe cleaning more efficient and thorough.

Overcoming the Spectrum of Smoke Damage

However, it is essential to note that other types of smoke damage can require different cleaning techniques. Oily residues and wet smoke damage can be incredibly challenging to remove and may require solvents or detergents to emulsify solids. With a combination of damp and dry-cleaning practices, professionals can remove dry smoke residues and other threats, ensuring the property is safe and habitable.

Cleaning up after smoke damage is crucial to restoring a home to its preloss condition. At SERVPRO® of Hamblen County & Grainger Counties, we know the importance of showing up quickly and returning to your home just as you remember it. Give us a call when disasters strike at (423) 318-6733.  

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